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An early start was had by all on 1st November 2014. The weather report looked fantastic especially after the previous weekend was fully rained out. And what a day it was!

Our first call was with Peter and his Best men, who were getting ready to shave with a Cut Throat Razor. – a lot of fun was had with the Groom and his identical twin brother, David. (This is the third set of twins I have photographed getting married. Maybe that’s an album in the making for some quiet winter weekend.)

The other two groomsmen certainly added to the special moment, not only did they share in Peter’s joy but they had us all in fits of laughter with their clever one liners and constant joking around. Brilliant moments were captured as we took our time getting warm moments with Peter, while he reflected on his new life ahead with his future wife, Marianna.

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Next stop was Marianna’s sister’s home, to catch up with Marianna and her bridesmaids, who were all in various stages of dress and make up. This gave us time to get shots of the flowers, and the elusive flower girls moments before we cornered Marianna while her sister Rose assisted with the finishing touches.

Some amazing images were created with Marianna in her dress, a stunning design from Fara Almani, revealing elegant lace and delicate beadwork, a long train and matching veil which, we photographers love to play with.

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The formal ceremony was held in Perth City at Mercedes College, in a quaint little church, called the Chapel of Immaculate Conception. This exquisite building is nearly 100 years old, with interiors displaying timberwork and pews in pristine condition. A stunning place in all its finery. That’s where we found Peter and his best men all waiting patiently, as guests sat down eagerly awaiting the brides arrival.

Flower girls received their last briefing in preparation for the brides arrival, the little page boy Bailey looked on with amazement, with so much happening.

And the bride arrives,

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Peter and Marianna prepare for their final walk down the aisle, as Mr & Mrs Bennett



We took the opportunity to photograph the entire group of guests outside in the blistering sun, before we spent time taking the traditional family and close friends group photographs and finally bridal party. Three venues were selected, firstly we stopped under the narrows bridge to get one or two amazing shots, then the famous blue boat house and finally UWA and its stunning buildings and arches. It is here that we get creative, producing something new and unique.

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This last image is one of my favourites, just before we packed up to head back to the reception at Frasers in Kings Park. The light was behind Peter and Marianna, and we were able to get several stunning images.

The Reception at Frasers was fantastic, the food and wine uninhibited as was the dancing as we danced the night away.

Thank you Peter and Marianna for a wonderful fun filled day, your wedding day will be remembered by many, and we are honoured to have captured your day. may your love for one another continue to grow




Luckily Julie’s parents’ home wasn’t too far from where Simon and his groom’s men were getting ready, which makes for a more relaxed trip, not having to try beat the clock to get to the next venue on time. This is where careful planning needs to be taken into account and certainly makes for a more relaxed photographer…!

On arrival we find the house is abuzz with activity, and we understand that, the girls always have to outdo the boys, hair and makeup, state of the art fashion with all the accessories that’s always needed. Yes the boys are a walk in the park in comparison. With the Bride we like to spend a bit more time with her, get all the detail, rings, hair pieces, flowers, jewellery etc. with the full attention of her bridesmaids doing all the finessing and fussing, let’s face it that’s what they are there for..!

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We like to set the bride up in the best light and allow the action to sort of just take place, as it does, only on occasions will we assist in setting something more creative up. Preferably it’s those natural interactions that help tell the story, especially when we introduce the parents into the images, it’s those special moment’s that will be kept and treasured for a lifetime.

Julie and her family are a very close knit family and it was easy to see the love and care that they had for each other, this is the moments in life that once are captured are irreplaceable.

Besides the parents, getting some great images of Julie with her bridesmaid, maid of honour and the little page boy. They always full of fun and lots of interaction, I believe it’s this light hearted banter and finessing that helps calm everyone down, mind you it was Julie Bridesmaid, an Irish lass that had the whole family in fits of laughter all the time, and it was really hard to get some serous looking images.

As you can imagine we left the brides home a bit later than we normally would have, but we walked away with some amazing photos.

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Packing our gear quickly we headed out to the Wedding Venue being held out doors in the Garden at Matilda Bay Restaurant, where we are going to find the Groom and is best men all waiting patently for the arrival of the bride.


Pre Wedding Photo Shoot in Perth

Before  start, I must warn you all, I’m so far behind with my Blogging, that I’m not sure where to begin, start with only a few couples or go through them all.

Well after some careful consideration I believe we should cover some of the special moments that we have had with some of our most memorable clients.

Simon and Julie certainly fit the bill, Both Simon and Julie were from Melbourne, and decided have their wedding in Perth, Western Australia where Julie grew up.  Simon originally hails from New Zealand so we were excited to see all his family and best friends arrive for their wedding day.

A few months before the wedding day we got together with Simon and Julie in Perth for their Engagement or Pre shoot, a some would like to call it, something we like to offer all our bridal couples, this gives us the opportunity to get to know our couple, and create some amazing images of jus the two of them, no stress and in a beautiful picturesque venue where we can feel free to create.    This also offers the couple the opportunity to get to know us as well.

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We also take his opportunity to help the couple to understand what we would be looking for on their wedding day as far as poses, and see how well they work together, lets face it we are not all perfect natural models, but still want to look amazing on our wedding day. so a slight amount of tweaking and we have the perfect image, but most of all we always like to make it a fun filled afternoon or morning.

Generally we like to shoot in a different location to where we would be planning to photography the wedding, just to make it different, but at the same time create something memorable.    Unfortunately It was an overcast day, and where we wanted open flowers, we had them all closed, but as you can see Simon and Julie were perfect and we created some amazing works of art that they have since had made into canvas’s and framed wall art for their home in Melbourne.

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We also had a opportunity to catch up afterwards to confirm final details for the wedding day, and helped create a time line to try and follow. nothing ever runs perfectly we know, but its great to have a plan to start with. we also like to attend the wedding rehearsals as that also helps us prepare ourselves with condition at the venue and see the last minute changes that always happen.

The day before the wedding we were invited to Julies family home to witness and photography her family’s traditional Chinese tea ceremony, its always accompanied with amazing colourful traditional dress which I love.  Simon’s family are all from New Zealand, so it was an amazing mix of east and western cultures. and a great time was had by all. we also came away with stunning moments captured.

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We will follow up with later post, showing a snippet of the wedding day, jamb packed with a mix of creative artwork and unbridled captured moments. we had fun time, thank you Simon and Julie for selecting us as your photographers for your special events.

Family Photography in Perth

We had a wonderful opportunity last week end to photography a lovely family and their young family, Tony and Karabo were very excited to show off they young son Selasi , and he was as cute as ever, we also got to meet Karabo’s twin sister Keletso and her young son Sotho.

We had a lot of fun, esp since Tony and I both have something in common, we both married twins, so we were comparing notes….! ;0) I hope you all enjoy the images.